X Factor 2015: Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Louis Tomlinson favourites to join panel

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Here's a rundown of the favourites to take up a spot on The X Factor 2015 judging panel.

Only Simon Cowell's spot is safe with no else confirmed for this year's twelfth series... yet.

The latest name added to the rumour mill has been Rita Ora, currently a coach on The Voice UK, after Simon admitted he was impressed with her on the rival series.

And he claimed it would be "fair game" to try and poach her for his show, just as he pinched Alesha Dixon for Britain's Got Talent from Strictly Come Dancing.

Bookies Paddy Power have made it 10/1 that Rita will be waving goodbye to the BBC and skipping over to ITV to join Simon and co.

The Fifty Shades star has parachuted into fourth place in the betting, coming only behind last year’s line-up of Cheryl, Mel, Louis and Simon making her a hot favourite to be Simon’s golden girl.

Others who could end up behind the judges' desk this year include Ellie Goulding and 1D's Louis Tomlinson.

Paddy Power said, “Ellie Goulding, Rihanna and Louis Tomlinson are all possible suspects to be spicing up the panel this summer, but the odds are saying it’s Rita who really has Simon’s attention."

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